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Dec 4, 2012 6:00am EST
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Dec 19, 2012 1:00pm EST
from texas rise? >> madam speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 1845 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 1845, a bill to provide for a study on issues relating to access to intervene us immune globulin, ivig, in a demonstration project to examine the benefits of providing coverage and payment for items and services necessary to administer ivig in the home. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from texas, mr. brady, and the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. kind, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. brady: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous material on the subject of the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. brady: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. brady: i too want to add my thanks and appreciation to my cla
Dec 22, 2012 7:00am EST
been new year. >> this year the senior senator from texas kay bailey hutchison decided not to run for reelection. first elected in 1993 she served three turned in the u.s. senate and will be succeeded by newly elected senator ted cruise. on wednesday senator hutchison gave her farewell speech. it is half an hour. >> i rise today to address this chamber for possibly the last time a senior senator from the great state of texas. i have to say it is an ironic note that if i had given my farewell address last week, there would have been so much joy in the halls of the capital ringing with laughter and anticipation of our season's happiest time. but in just one weekend a sadness has set in with the news of a massacre of innocent children in newtown, conn. followed by the loss of our wonderful colleague, senator daniel inouye. i will leave this extraordinary institution and experience with heavy heart for those that have been lost in the last few days. i do want to thank the people of texas for asking me to represent them in washington. i want to thank the many people who served on my staff
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am EST
case lawrence v. texas from the rest of john lawrence and tyron garner, to justice can is reading of the supreme court decision in 2003. the ruling that same-sex sexual activity legal in all u.s. states and territories and paved the way for same-sex marriage laws. >> host: you've written a fine book on the supreme court case of lawrence v. texas, a book that tells the story from the beginning to the end. let me begin with sort of a big picture of question at the end. why is the lawrence case important? >> guest: i would say this is probably one of the most important civil rights decisions or constitutional individual liberty decisions from the supreme court over the past 50 years or so. and it's the most important decision so far for the rights of gay men and lesbians. so this is an opinion that is important a great many people, and i think will be longer but in american constitutional history. >> in other words, that was once her of law that was in effect prior to lawrence, and lawrence changed a lot in a big way. tummy a little bit about, heading into the lawrence case, where the l
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm EST
from texas, the chair of the committee, mr. smith, the ranking member, the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, the incoming chair of the judiciary committee, my colleague from virginia, mr. goodlatte and the gentleman from north carolina, mr. watt, who worked diligently on this bill and i recognize the leadership of senator lay high and i -- leahy. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas is -- the gentleman from texas -- mr. scott: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia yields back the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house concur in the senate amendments to h.r. 6029? those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended -- the gentleman from virginia. mr. scott: i object to the vote on the ground that a quorum is not present and make a point of order that a quorum is not present. t
Dec 22, 2012 9:35pm EST
make choices between employers and employees. but states like texas have created a business-friendly environment with lower taxes and less regulation. they've passed some laws that reduce the risk of just frivolous lawsuits. and what they've seen is businesses moving to their state. they've seen jobs and opportunity created not for the top 2%, but expanding a middle class, creating more opportunities and more tax revenues to do the things at the state government level that we all want for everyone that lives there. this is not for a few. this is for 100%. and you see specials now on tv comparing california and texas, businesses moving out and delegations from california going to texas to try to figure out why businesses are moving and families are moving. it's not political at all. we make it political and we talk about it in political terms, but creating an environment where businesses can thrive is an american idea and it's an idea that's working. and we see it all over the country, where some states are going down one road with higher taxes and bigger government and more spending,
Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
. texas. from the arrest of john lawrence and garner to justice kennedy's reading of the supreme court's decision in 2003. the ruling made same-sex sexual activity legal in all the states and paved the way for same-sex marriage laws. >> host: as you have written a book on the supreme court case of lawrence v. texas. a book that tells that story from the beginning to the end. give us a big picture was the case important? >> guest: i would say it's probably one of the most civil rights decisions or constitutional law individual liberty decisions from the supreme court over the past fifty years or so. and it's the most important decision so far for the rights of gay men and lesbian. it's an opinion that is important to a great many people, and i think we'll be long remembered on american constitutional history. >> host: tell me, in other words it was one sort of law that was in effect prior to lawrence, and lawrence changed the law in a big way. tell me a little bit about the head together lawrence case where the law was before and where it was after. >> guest: well, in a series of
Dec 26, 2012 3:00am EST
running. or as they say in texas high, y'all. great day to be in texas and today i have the honor and pleasure to be at the texas book festival serving as a moderator, and i'm pleased to be here with rachel l. swams. i will tell you a few things about rachel because you came here to hear her and not me and our time is limited. she has worked for the new york times since 1995. reporting on domestic policy, national politics, immigration, the presidential campaign of 2004, and 2008, and first lady michele obama and her role in the obama white house. i met rachel at an event this year where i bought a book, the book she wrote, "american tapestry: the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama". after hearing her talk, i'd bought six more copies. i bought them for all my family members and to give out as christmas gifts. now after having read her book i can tell you it was a good investment. it helps me better understand my own family and many mysteries surrounding my own family. rachel l. swams's book is a compelling story that stirs deep emotions. it is a
Dec 13, 2012 11:30am PST
celebrate recovery. (applause.) texas recovers is putting on this event called the big texas rally for recovery. big texas rally for recovery. wow. this is huge, because texas, of course now, is a part of promoting recovery at a statewide level. we've got people from across the state showing up to present a positive face and voice of recovery. we want you to know that recovery is possible. say it loud, say it proud, "i am in recovery!" (crowd: i am in recovery!) it's so important that this event takes place, especially in texas. for so long, people in recovery have been hidden in church basements, and they've kept their anonymity, and everybody needs to know that people do recover and live successful, productive, wonderful lives. and this is one way we can make the public aware that recovery is real, and recovery is rewarding, and recovery restores health and families. the reality of recovery is a whole, healthy community. so everybody benefits. we've got to thank everybody. it's a party out here. and that's the name of the theme for recovery month this year, is that "everyone bene
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2012 3:00pm EST
him a whale. steven leblanc ran the texas state teachers pension fund for years, $110 billion. and now he is in the private sector at a shop called capt. partners putting money to work in the lone star state. find out why he is comparing texas to china in a good way. he is in germany in terms of potential. steven leblanc talking texas in the next fox business exclusive you cannot afford to miss, what is he buying now? should you follow? i always wait until the lt minute. can i still ship gift in me r christmas? yeah, se you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male annouer ] break om the holiday stress. ship fedex expreress by decber 22nd for christmas delivery. now we need a little bit more... [ malennouncer ] at humana, we understand the value of quality time and personal attention. which is why we are proud to partner with halth care profesonals who understand the difference that quality time with our members can make... that's a very nice cake! ohh! [ giggles ] [ male announcer ] humana thanks the physicians, nurses, hospitals, pharacists and other health professionals
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
texas coast and that will be the saturday weather maker. doesn't look like much now but it is headed our way for the first half of the weekend and it will mean winter weather for maryland and we got the details in a few minutes. >>> have you been swammed with news of a fiscal cliff where your property rates could rise if you don't take action. for half a million marylanders, they may be missing out on free money. we have more on that. >> reporter: we are talking about losing hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars if the homestead tax credit mick -- application is not filled out. we learned that many people are finding out about the deadline from the news. we will keep saying it until the end of the year. when the holiday lights go out, the bills start to pile up and any financial break is important to turn the lights on. >> we have been a homeowner owner i want my money. >> don't we all, the homestead tax credit went intoe if you into -- in the 70s and the credit is good for your home, not vacation homes. >>> we have plenty of properties getting credit that they are not entitled
Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
texas is arguing. that is an exception of non-discrimination that the supreme court has recognized. okay? okay. i think that's ridiculous. and, indeed, the reason the court buys this is because there are social sciences out there and scientists who say this is true. now, increasingly, these educational benefits, which, you know, make only marginal improvements to education access, they are disputed. you know, it is increasingly disputed that their are any educational benefits. but i think it is also important for the court to bear in mind, and i think the court's jurisprudence is moving this way. even if there are some educational benefits, they have to be weighed against the cost that are inherent in engaging in this discrimination. something is compelling. and you have to consider the inherent liabilities and racial discrimination that involves as well. well, what are some of the costs of racial discrimination? well, i should know this by heart, but i do not. i post on comment sections on websites often. here it is. the cost of racial discrimination in admissions. it is personall
Dec 5, 2012 10:00am EST
gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. smith: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6620, the former presidents protection act of 2012. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 6620, a bill to amend title 18, united states code, to eliminate certain limitations on the length of secret service protection for former presidents and for the children of forming presidents. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from texas, mr. smith, and the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 6620 currently under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. smith: and mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: mr. speaker, h.r. 6620, the former presidents prote
Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm EST
. >> and go hunting, we're from texas so you can imagine. you know, there are responsibility gun owners and the used guns responsibly. they're separate and apart from the issue that we have here. >> an in just one kind of vignette from my own life, a few years ago i was driving from san antonio to martha texas, probably about a six and a half hour drive through the country in texas. and as we were coming into sunset, and off into the distance on ih-10, on interstate 10 i saw a house way off in the distance, no other houses around. nobody else around. i thought at that time if you don't have a gun in that house to protect yourself, you know, you've got to be crazy. because if you call the police they're to the going to get there for 30, 40 minutes. you have to be able to protect yourself if something happens. >> rose: so that person should have the right to have a gun. >> well, absolutely. >> rose: of some kind. >> sure, sure, sure. and there's plenty of situations where, people need to be able to protect themselves. >> rose: have you gotten nra support in your elections? >> it's been a
FOX Business
Dec 14, 2012 9:20am EST
moving and living. stuart: what do you make of hamilton, the baseball player goes from texas to southern cal, okay, making 25 million dollars a year, he goes from no state income tax to 13.3% income tax, what do you make of that. >> i guarantee he talked about that in his negotiation, five years, 125 million dollars, maybe overpaid for his careers and his injuries, a guy that's been through a lot in his career and what he's able to accomplish thus far, but i think you put that into the thought when you get the contract. stuart: if he would have been moved from a texas team to a florida team, it wouldn't be-- >> it goes out you understand the state tax. stuart: almost out of time, but you're wearing an awful lot of what i'm told of course bling, diamonds here and diamonds around your neck and a fancy watch there. >> i bought this early on in life. stuart: did you call me varney? my name is stuart. >> stuart. and you called me lloyd before and. [laughter] >> are you-- >> at least i have it. that's the one thing. stuart: that's true. >> now what and talk about this necklace here, i
Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
: here in houston, texas, the tornado destroyed some buildings and tore down power lines. francis lowe and her husband couldn't get away in time. >> we tried to leave at first but could't because the truck was off the ground, and it wouldn't go. finally, it touched the ground, and we took off. >> reporter: damage from a tornado in pearl river, mississippi, stretched a mile wide. eight people were taken to the hospital. ted williams' family was home celebrating christmas when the tornado hit. >> we went in the laundry room and sat down and hunkered down. >> reporter: further north ice and snow covered the roads in oklahoma. >> i got my chains on. i'm probably the only one with chains on driving around going 5 miles an hour. >> reporter: the storm is picking up steam as it heads through arkansas and into the midwest. >> within those warning areas blizzard conditions are expected over the next 24 hours or so. >> reporter: tomorrow there could be up to a foot of snow in many parts of new england. >> and the storm is covering a massive area at the moment. now, cities on the east coast are p
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
of texas is arguing. that is the exception to the principle of nondiscrimination that the supreme court has recognized. okay? now, i think that's ridiculous. and, indeed, you know, the reason the court, you know, buys this is because there are social scientists out there who say, no, it's true, it's true. it really happened. now, increasingly these educational benefits -- which, you know, make only marginal improvements to education, you know, at best, are disputed. you know, it is increasingly disputed that there are any eggal benefits. -- educational benefits. but i think it's also important for the court to bear in mind, and i think the court's jurisprudence is leaning this way, that even if there are some educational went fits -- benefits, they've got to be weighed against the costs that are inherent in engaging in this discrimination, right? i mean, something as compelling, something, if an interest is compelling, you've got to consider the inherent liabilities in the racial discrimination that it involves too, right? well, what are some of the costs of racial discrimination
Dec 26, 2012 4:30am EST
tornadoes in four states and dumped snow as far as texas. nbc's chris pallone has the latest from alabama. >> oh, wow, oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> reporter: in mobile, alabama, a christmas surprise no one wished for. a tornado that touched down right near the emergency center. the twister left lots of damage at its waking blowing out first and second floor floor windows. and tearing off the roof at the high school. with trees and power lines down, tens of thousands are without electricity. the storm sent people scrambling for cover. >> one of the customers looked out the window, and he said there's a tornado coming. i looked out and saw the sparks, the debris, i got everybody, seven customers, and said we need to come in the back. >> i probably hurt my baby grabbing her running for protection because there was no time. >> reporter: the system spun from a massive storm system from the nation's midsection. earlier christmas day, a tornado touched down near mcneil, mississippi, more than a dozen homes were damaged and several people suffered minor damage. in texas, a live stock feed
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am EST
. >> senator kay bailey hutchison, republican of texas, is retiring from the senate after serving four terms. she will be replaced by republican ted cruz, a former texas solicitor general. she delivers her farewell remarks on the senate floor. this is 25 minutes. week there would have been so much joy in the halls of the capitol bringing with the laughter and the anticipation of our seasons happiest time. but in just one weekend, a sadness have said in with the news of the massacre of innocent children in newtown, connecticut, followed by the loss of our wonderful colleague, senator daniel inouye. so i will leave this extraordinary institution and experience with a heavy heart for those who have been lost just in the last few days. i do want to thank you for asking me to represent them in washington. i want to thank the many people who have served on my staff for almost 20 years. i have to say i am touched that both senses, on both sides of this room are filled with my staff members who have been so hard-working, so loyal, and have produced so much in 20 years for our state and nation. and i
Dec 28, 2012 2:00am PST
side of this storm system, where is it right now? it's located across texas, arkansas, all rain right now, as it moves into the northeast, it's going to stay just to the south of the new england, that will allow the colder air to get wrapped into this whole storm system. as of right now, it looks like the storm will exit off the mid-atlantic coastline. if it back further back, it will be a bigger storm for the northeast. we also have a winter weather advisory in arkansas again as we go through this morning, mostly because of freezing rain that we're seeing in that area. mostly all rain from pine bluff, arkans arkansas, down to houston, texas. we also have some snow showers from minneapolis right over into green bay, arkansas. stretching down into des moines, iowa, as well. this whole system is finally pulling away. snow showers across maine. the wind is easing and precipitation is winding down as well. this storm system is a saturday event. mostly rain from southern new jersey down through delaware and mostly rain across the eastern tip of long island and into cape cod. you go inland
Dec 25, 2012 6:30pm PST
formaciÓn de tornados en partes de texas y louisiana, comenzamos con jorge viera y la historia de como el mal tiempo afecta la red de transporte y a los viajeros. >>> las malas condiciones complicaron los viajes en diferentes partes, en oklahoma advirten permanecer en casa luego que en la carretera 40 hubo 40 afectados. varias personas trasladadas a hospitales pero se desconoce la gravedad de sus lesiones. es que se obtruyo la visibilidad y mÁs de 15 pulgadas de nieve. tambiÉn la neblina ocasionÓ problemas en atlanta. este hombre espera no pasar la noche durmiendo en el aeropuerto, aÑade que es lo peor que le puede pasar. en texas un edifio quedÓ destruido aunque no se reportaron perdidas gy se preparan para la posibilidad de fuertes tormentas, reportaron granizo, mientras que el servicio emitiÓ una alerta para el sureste y centro sur. >>> estos tornados se producen por aire frÍo, en las capas medias y altas, y aire cÁlido desde el golfo de mÉxico. >>> se espera en arkansas las nevadas provoquen mÁs de 20 pulgadas de nieve. >>> la parte frÍa de esta tormenta estÁ llevando n
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
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Dec 20, 2012 5:35am PST
barack obama propone medidas para el control de armas, el gobernador de texas dice todo lo contrario. envienos sus ♪. el presidente barack obama anuncio la creacion de una propuesta para controlar la venta de armas en el país. >>mientras en el país aumena la compra de armas, en texas el gobernador habla de armar a los profesores permitir armas en las aulas >>el gobernador dice que las leyes de su estado permite a una persona lleva un arma a cualquier lado siempre que cumpla con los permisos para tenerla en las ultimas 24 horas tenemos cientos de profesores registrados >>dice que la idea es que si un hombre armado entra con la intencion de agredir a un niño, quien morirá será el agresor. >>estamos llevando un peligro tremendo al salón. >>la idea para los padres es terrible, que un maestro vaya armado a dar clases es terribe >>no, lo que pienso e que es más recomendable que pues haya una máquina de seguridad que pueda detectar armas >>en 1999 después de la masacre de columbine, no se contemplo armar a los profesores, sino que se concentraron en dar asesoría psicol
Dec 25, 2012 4:15pm EST
first car, the first car, they were arriving with john connolly, governor of texas and his wife, once the sweetheart of university of texas, a very beautiful woman, the car behind them is a heavily armored secret service car with agents standing on the running boards with automatic rifles balance between the seats and the third car is lyndon johnson's car, he is writing in the back on the right side, ladybird johnson is in the center and the senator from texas is on the left. and the front is a secret serviceman, johnson's car is in that motorcade but thousands of books have been written about the assassination they concentrate on what happened to jack kennedy, instant details in what i consider an adequate way, not one went into substantial detail about what happened to lyndon johnson, or his point of view. the assassination had never been told from johnson's point of view that came to me when i was doing this book, we have to that. how the do that? first you interview the people who are still alive. john connolly himself is very helpful to me, had this great ranch in south texas wit
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am PST
parenthood filed two lawsuits against the state of texas challenging the state's decision to blocked planned parenthood clinics from receiving money for a health care program assisting low-income women. this is just the latest legal challenge planned parenthood has had to take up against the lone star state since governor rick perry decided to prohibit anyone even vaguely associated with abortion services from receiving taxpayer money. kerry, not the most careful student, glossed over their primary service, providing health care service to tens of thousands of women who can't afford them. as a result, there's a fear come next year there won't be enough providers in texas to treat the state's 130,000 low-income women. meanwhile, the texas businessmen who cofounded the women-only health club curves donated $1 million to american cross roads shortly before the election. as a refresher, american cross roads spent more than $100 million to fund scores of republican candidates who took aim at women's health care programs. so much for creating a safe place for women to focus on their bodies
Dec 12, 2012 10:00am EST
yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. gohmert, for five minutes. mr. gohmert: thank you, mr. speaker. today when the house opens for regular session, we will be led by visiting chaplain, reverend jerome r. milton. this extraordinary man is a friend and he is an inspiration to me. to borrow from the testimonial sermon of his, reverend milton, as a very small child, was left with his brother and sister in a run down california motel to die. the san diego county welfare department found them and placed them in a horrific orphannage called the oak crest or fannage where -- orphannage where abuse of all kinds were inflicted upon them. many of the children in such terrible conditions committed suicide. which included his brother and sister. after the horrors of this orphannage, he was placed in 13 different foster homes where he suffered more unfathomable abuse and inhuman treatment. finally as jerome says, god heard the cry of the lam -- lamb, and he was placed in his 14th home of florence johnson brown, she could not read or write, but sh
Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm EST
motion of the the gentleman from from texas to suspend the rules and pass s. 3564 in which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 3564, suspend the declassification act until 2014 and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rule and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 409. the nays are one. 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the unfinished business is the vote on the motionful the gentleman from texas, mr. farenthold, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6016, as ame
Dec 19, 2012 9:00am EST
texas poll asked respondents if they thought that climate change was occurring. 83% of democrats said yes. 60% of independents said yes. 45% of republicans said yes. as 2012 went on, things didn't slow down much for the lower 48 states. april, 2012, would become the third warmest april on record. i came to the floor in april to speak about another milestone surpassed that month. for the first time, for the first time, one of noaa's remote monitoring sites, this one in the arctic, recorded a concentration of 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere, crushing records that go back 8,000 centuries. for 8,000 centuries, mankind has inhabited the planet with an atmosphere with carbon concentration being 170 and 300 parts per million. we have broken out of that for the first time in april, we hit 400 parts per million. by may, it was no surprise that spring, 2012, was a full two degrees fahrenheit warmer than the next warmest spring in recorded history. may was the second warmest ever. june was only the eighth warmest june, but it officially marked the end of the war
Dec 25, 2012 5:30pm PST
whiteouts on roads across the texas panhandle. there were near-blizzard conditions at day break in amarillo. 250 miles east, just outside oklahoma city, a 21-vehicle pile-up on interstate 40 stopped traffic for five hours. 12 people were injured. one state over in missouri, salt trucks were busy preparing the roads for expected heavy snowfall. transportation officials mark sheldon warned holiday travelers. >> certainly, those roads are slick. if you don't have to get out, please don't get out. >> reporter: the storm system caused heavy snow in the midwest, brought heavy rains and wind to the south, and shrouded the city of atlanta in fog. at least two reported tornadoes touched down in the houston area. one man was killed when a toppled tree flattened his pickup truck. by mid-afternoon, nearly 70,000 people in the houston area were without power. meteorologist david bernard says it's only going to get worse. >> this is a wide-ranging storm, as far as impacts go. there's a tornado threat in the south all the way into the southeast for tomorrow. north of that, arkansas into tennessee
Dec 25, 2012 2:00am PST
seeing. very strong storms back through louisiana and northeastern texas, as well. you go further north. we have winter weather warnings and advisories and watches basically from texas all the way up into northern new england and slowly going to see this thing start to spread eastward. however, for the gulf coast area, especially right along the coast where we are going to see the biggest threat for tornadoes. even the shading of yellow here from eastern texas all the way into western south carolina, we have the potential of very strong storms with wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour and also the chance of seeing a lot of cloud to ground lightning, as well. here's a look at our snowfall forecast. parts of oklahoma picking up 3 to 6 inches of snow. from arkansas all the way up into northern naernd, we could see 3 to 6 inches of snow. the purple is an area of buffalo into cleveland, we could end up seeing a foot of snow. we're really talking about everything with this big storm system. >> we'll keep our fingers crossed. thank you, dillon. folks outside the upstate new york city of ro
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
has expired. gentleman from texas. mr. session: thank you very much, mr. speaker. with great respect to my dear friend, the gentlewoman from san francisco, and the minority leader, i'm delighted that she came down to engage us on this very important issue. the gentlewoman does recognize and know that the house on august 1, in fact, did exactly what she has suggested that they, and that is to take action on what the future tax rates would be in this country. and on a bipartisan basis, 256 -171, this house of representatives said, let's understand that now is a bad time to raise taxes on the american people. and let's extend for a period of time all the tax cuts which allow america to keep working. we passed it 256-171. mr. speaker, i'd like to ask unanimous consent that i insert into the record a chart that exists on the house budget committee that shows the choice of the futures, and what future was presented, if i could -- thank you very much. this slide that i've got that's on the house budget committeele is essentially about the current pathway the president would choose a
Dec 19, 2012 10:00am EST
that we find out. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: thank you, mr. speaker. 27-year-old marine corps john hammer served two tours in iraq and afghanistan. while he was on active duty, hammer's battalion was hit very hard in fallujah, and 13 of his fellow marines were killed in action. when he came home to america, he suffered from ptsd, as many of our warriors do. he spent time in a recovery facility in california to cope with the mental wounds of war. then in august, john decided to get some r&r. he wanted to go to costa rica with a fellow marine, ian, and they wanted to go on a surfing trip. according to ian, surfing gave john a peace of mind and helped really with his therapy. so the two packed up their car with their surf boards and began their journey from florida to costa rica. their trip took them through texas to the border, brownsville, texas. there they crossed the international border into matamoros, mexico, and that's as far as they got. john carried with him 100-year-old antique gun, a family ai
Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
fireball over texas, and more dogs behind the wheel. good morning, even. i'm lynn berry. there is a renewed sense urgency in washington as house members returned to town today with just 21 days left to avert that so-called fiscal cliff, and if the framework for an agreement isn't reached by the end of the week, lawmakers could be spending christmas in d.c. tracie potts has those good morning. >>> the president sitting down with john boehner, the staff sitting behind closed door, but today republican members come back to capitol hill and boehner may have a problem. >> all these members are going to come back to town, and they're going to want to play a role in these negotiations. >> the house is back today. that means conservative republicans who insist the wealthy keep this year's tax breaks could put the squeeze on their own party. that's the one thing president obama refuses to bend on. otherwise he says he's flexible. >> i understand, you know, people have a lot of different views. i'm willing to compromise a little bit. >> so are some republicans to save tax breaks for the middl
Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
includes baton rouge, hammond, new orleans,i nickel-sized hail across texas. look at the frequent lightning hammering the dallas area right now. you're seeing that sweeping across mississippi and into jackson and this is a very dangerous situation for travel, not just in terms of damages areas where we're having strong wind but we could likely see tornados. the area in orange indicates a moderate risk for tornados. what does that mean? it means that we have a 30 to 60% escalated risk in this region right here for severe weather to break out for today. so the weather is likely to get worse as we go through the afternoon when we're talking about the threat of severe thunderstorms. if that's not enough, we're also watching for the snowstorm to develop and get worse throughout the day. you saw reports of the accident on i-40 west of oklahoma city. we had freezing rain in oklahoma throughout the night on christmas eve and then sleet on top of that. now we're going to see this all change over to snow. the snow will advance further to the east, especially christmas night. this means that
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
texas book festival in austin, texas, robert draper discusses his book titled "do not ask what good we do" inside the u.s. house of representatives. this is about 45 minutes. >> afternoon in the ceo and editor-in-chief of the texas tribune. i'm pleased to be here developed buddy, robert draper, magazine writer and author whose latest book is "do not ask what good we do." robert is a familiar face around these parts having spent the media early part of this tour is one of texas marquee writers. i together kenefick dean martin and jerry lewis back on stage one time. he is currently a contributing writer to "the new york times" magazine and "national geographic" and correspondent for gq. dead certain a critically acclaimed biography at church biography of george w. bush, comprehensive history "rolling stone" magazine and a novel he transposed. robert is a native of houston attended university of texas at austin. please join me in welcoming robert draper. [applause] nice to see you. i thought we might start broad. are we better off than we were two years ago? [laughter] >> i really have
Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm PST
in florida. we saw the lines in texas. we saw the lines in arizona. so, for me, the best political trend was the unintended consequence of mobilizing voters. >> all right. i think that's a good one. what do you think, richard? >> well, i'm tempted to say the best was the tea party? that's got a couple more years to roll. i'm going to say all of those people who said young people wouldn't show up this election, they were not interested. they were gloomy. they showed up. the young people are engaged, not just this cycle, but last cycle. for cycles to come, this generation is going to take part in elections to come. i think that's the best thing you could have. >> he really does want to be our simon. he always gives us one option if he goes to the other. >> crystal? but i always follow him with being crystal clear, pun intended. >> i thought one of the best, most heartening trends this year was that the big dollars, as you referenced, carl rove, shell don addleson, the coke brothers, the super pacts, they didn't win up winning at the end of the day. it was ordinary people who maybe ki
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